LINCOLN TIMES NEWS
PUMPKIN CENTER –– Zach McGinnis’s 3-pointer with 35 seconds left put North Lincoln on top for good, and it knocked off Lincolnton 47-42 on Friday for the first time in nearly seven years.
Chantz Petrie scored 12 points and Landon Yarbrough added 10 for the Knights, who beat the Wolves for the first time since Jan. 5, 2007, according to coach Eric King.
McGinnis’s shot –– he had nine points for the game –– gave North Lincoln (4-1) a 44-42 lead.
The Wolves (0-1) were led by Jordon Easter’s 10 points. The game was tied at 28 heading into the fourth quarter.
EAST LINCOLN 74, BELMONT SOUTH POINT 66
DENVER –– The Mustangs outscored the Red Raiders by 10 in the final quarter to stay undefeated and win their home opener.
Sophomore Chazz Surratt scored a game-high 24 points for East Lincoln (3-0), while his younger brother, Sage, added 21. Charlie Hill scored 11 for the Mustangs.
Tanner Muse led South Point (0-4) with 20 points. The Red Raiders led 31-25 at the half.
FRED T. FOARD 101, WEST LINCOLN 60
NEWTON –– Tyler Johnson scored 23 points and the Tigers’ pressure defense forced the Rebels into 35 turnovers in the non-conference rout.
Johnson led four Foard players in double figures and 12 of its 13 players scored.
Dylan Frady led West Lincoln (0-5) with 22 points and Todric Anderson added 12.
LINCOLNTON 57, NORTH LINCOLN 29
PUMPKIN CENTER –– Jasmine Vilorie scored 11 points as the Wolves won their season opener.
Saylor Whitesides added 10 points and three others scored eight in a game where Lincolnton (1-0) broke open a close game by outscoring the winless Knights 47-21 in the last three quarters.
Cailee Franklin led North Lincoln (0-5) with 12 points.
BELMONT SOUTH POINT 52, EAST LINCOLN 26
DENVER –– The Mustangs scored one point in the quarter and couldn’t catch up in their non-conference loss to the Red Raiders.
Lydia Smith led East Lincoln (1-2) with seven points, and Alyssa Fuller added five. The Mustangs have now lost two in a row.
FRED T. FOARD 43, WEST LINCOLN 36
NEWTON –– A bad third quarter did the Rebels in in their non-conference game against the Tigers.
Madison Ferguson scored a team-high 14 points for West Lincoln (2-3), which was outscored 12-5 in the decisive frame. The Rebels trailed 17-15 at halftime.
Heather Truesdale and Amanda Ritch each had six points for West Lincoln. Fred T. Foard (1-0) was led by Kayla Whitworth’s 17 points.
For more on these games see Monday’s edition of the Lincoln Times-News.